|Viaduct, Twing, Striping, W2|
I am not expecting to ever make another one of these birthday cards! My hubby's aunt turns 100 this coming weekend. BIG party ahead.
Happy Birthday, Aunt Cordelia!!!
The reason there is a stripe of color on the side of this tangle is that this is a "Random Act of Kindness Tangle". Those of you who follow my blog on non-Diva days know that periodically I post about this neat idea.
I make mine like a tiny 3.5" book of two tiles taped together with my hand-painted Washi tape. (could be any tape). And then I leave the "Kindness Zentangle" in random places with a note on it saying "this is a gift for you. Keep it or pass it on." I do this anonymously but you could put your blog on it or you could put zentangle.com on it.
I like it a two-tile so it will stand up by itself. But the one side could be made of colored paper or random cardboard…it wouldn't have to be a second tile.
I leave them in doctor's offices, nurses stations, churches, with my bill in restaurants where the service was excellent, and once even between two boxes of cereal in a grocery store! hahahah. Use your imagination.
Inside I put a nice saying. This one says:
"Do your little bit of good where are you;
it's those little bits of good, put together that
overwhelm the world." Desmond Tutu
|Keepsake box from CZT 15 training.|
|Vega, Ynix, Printemps, Finery 3.5" tile|
Background: Twinkling H2-0 (Wisteria, Buttercup, and Majestic)
|Venetian, Chi, Morse|
Okay first off, my natural stain is wild blueberries, picked here at the north woods cabin. BUT big disclosure…the blue of this tile is manipulated in iPhoto. The tile is NOT REALLY blue. Ugh. I think I will show you how it REALLY looks….
|Crux, Maelstrom, Peg's Stars|
I am totally in love with Renaissance tiles. I just can't get enough of them! For the uninitiated they are these beautiful "tannish" tiles usually done with brown, black, gray and white. Colors used by the old masters.
Anyway in my "variation" of Crux for the challenge this week it got SO varied I am not sure you can find it anymore!!! :-) I did practice the tangle as it was given at first and loved ALL the variations that were given. But some days I just don't seem to be able to do a gridded pattern. Other days it is just fine. Some days I feel more "organic" and that is just the way it is. So poor Crux got all mushed around.
|Watercolor/ink on canvas 8 x 10|
|Marasu and Twing|
The tangle Marasu was taught by Maria at Session 15 at CZT training last month. I think we all pretty much fell in love with it so I thought I'd use it for the Diva's challenge this week. I've not worked on the lovely tan tiles much before this and I admits that I think a love affair is beginning! I've always said that the black/white/gray is THE most elegant tile. And I still do believe that. But the tan tiles with brown, black and white come very close.